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Sky Captain

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by raigraphixs, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. raigraphixs

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    Hi,
    Saw this last night (R1), the sets and effects were top notch, but sadly story and characterlisation was lacking big time. Hopefully a sequel would improve over it.
    What did you think?.

    rai
     
  2. Greg Hook

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    Is there a sequal planned?

    Looking at the financial information on IMDB it looks like the film just broke even.
     
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    I would imagine this has the potential to be a great demo disc. How was the pq and sound?
     
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    Saw this at the pictures and have got to say I loved it. :thumbsup:

    Highly recommended to any one who likes things like Indiana Jones, The Rocketeer, it's got the whole Saturday morning serial-thingy going for it :smashin:
     
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    About to write my review for this movie...and the soundtrack is nothing short of stonking. Enjoyed the movie too, though it's not without its flaws...
     
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    The picture quality wasn't as good as I'd expected but that was mainly down to the stylised look of movie. The transfer is very good considering the source material. There are no visible artifacts or edge enhancement halos.

    It's a very dark film with lots of over-blown contrast and dark shadows. The actors are in a soft focus with blurred edges which gives them kind of a glow. Originally, the movie was made in black and white and then colourized to give it a 1940s feel.

    If you are looking for a DVD to test skin tones, this is not it.
     
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    It bombed at the US box office taking $37m in its entire run. $100m is considered the benchmark for a hit movie.

    A sequel looks unlikely.
     
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    Empire mag said, the cast was wooden, and the script did not help,

    'Still, it can’t be easy acting opposite a blank canvas. Or Gwyneth Paltrow, as she’s otherwise known. For she’s spectacularly miscast here — whiny and stilted when she should be sassy, sexy, and all-action', see review here.

    http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/incinemas/ReviewInFull.asp?FID=10188

    Someone also said, the picture looked also looked like if you was watching it through vaseline.

    Regarding sequel, yes it bombed, but there is alot of potential in it, and a great script is needed, it must be hard for these kind off movies, as once actors have finished, 80% off the movie is probably done afterwards.
     
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    Looking forward ot the review :thumbsup:
     
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    Matt,

    a few folks over t'other side of the pond are saying that the LFE channel on this beats that of Master & Commander, and is in the same league as Das Boot, Titan AE, Nemo etc. Any comments on this?
     
  11. Tejstar

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    If that's true then this is a must-have for me, even if the film has had mixed reviews :smashin:
     
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    You would buy a DVD just because it's got a lot of bass??? :eek:
     
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    2 of those films are known and proved to have a boosted LFE channel in dts...
     
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    Not enough films utilise the LFE enough for my liking, loved the sound on Master & Commander (Finding Nemo was excellent too!)

    Both of them are firm favourite demo discs. M&C has great steering of sound too though, it's probably the best I've heard on any dvd, especially the opening scene :)
     
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    i watched it on divx quite a while back and remembered thinking the robots stomping through the city should be an awesome workout for my sound system. when i get the dvd, I hope i'm not disappointed :D
     
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    i was,i stupidly bought the r3 from cdwow with its stereo soundtrack.:blush: :mad:
     
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    The bass is unbelievable, my B&W seemed at times to threaten to dislodge my ceiling. Ok, exaggeration, but you get the picture :smashin:

    My review will be posted this weekend:)
     
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    A point for those of us lucky to own EX systems...this movie was mixed with an EX track, so it's a better than average bet bet it's on the disc. If it's not flagged, manually engage your surround back speakers to enjoy this track in all it's extended glory...
     
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    The other way around, apparently - I read somewhere that the guy had more or less finished the entire film minus actors and sent it to individual stars asking if they'd like to be in it. That has to be a first...
     
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    Matt - is your review up yet? - been looking for it but canna' find it......
     
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    There is a DTS-ES R3 3-disc version on CDWOW now. See the thread in the Bargains section.
     
  22. Smurfin

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    No it's not up yet :blush: Still to write it, will try and do it tomorrow evening:)
     
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    Here's my review: -4 out of 10!!!

    Utter crap! I got a headache from the editing after 15 mins, turned it off after about 30. I just couldn't watch any more rubbish in my home these days. Then I was so angry I spent £3.75 on this pile of pooh, I tried to take it out on my wife! However she had sat through the same 30 mins I did and bit my head off before I had a chance to duck! :rolleyes:

    I've lost all my privileges to choose the next 10 films from Blockbusters for us to watch together. :(

    Agree totally with those who said it was like looking through vaseline. Couldn't make out what the hell was going on or even why they bothered to make the film! Wooden acting, no story, zero continuity! :lease:

    Forget this as a demo disk - you'll be so confused at what is going on that you'll forget to enjoy the (admittedly excellant) LFE.

    Turkey! :thumbsdow
     
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    Obviously mixed opinions on this film big time, which is why I feel I must add my thoughts. I got a R3 dts version of this as a trade and have to say I genuinely enjoyed it. It was like a breath of fresh air in many respects and take my hat of to the actors and directors as it must have been (was!) a big gamble. I thought the image was great, a real challenge to try and recreate the 30's type atmosphere and the acting and special effects were very b&w flash gordon'esq with impressive use of todays available technologies. The story line races away with never a dull moment and as already mentioned the soundtrack in dts is superb. Ok extremely cheesy, yes, but sometimes isn't that what it's all about, letting your imagination run wild anything possible attitude? I can understand why some people would really detest this film but I suggest you give it a go and if, like me, you enjoy a good popcorn 'take ya brain out' sci-fi you'll find a blinder here that's definately not mainstream...I'll certainly be holding onto my copy and would welcome a sequel!!
    For what it's worth, Andrew:)
     
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    Bloody loved it to bits.
    Saw it at the cinema and I own the 6.1 R3 version.
     
  26. raigraphixs

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    Hi,


    Has anyone seen the making of's....When you see how it all begain and the struggle to make it, they did an amazing job, def worth watching. Its got some funny cgi moments put in by the crew.

    Also be ready with pause button on 'chapter 3' - 0:14:18, and check out the empire state building in the background, just before captain starts firing at robots.
     
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    i quite liked this. The robots were fantastic, soundtrack excellent, the story sagged a bit in the middle but a good film for projector / surround use. Worth seeing as v original in visual style (for a movie) probably best to rent as seems to be an acquired taste (watch the first 20 minutes and if not enjoying then give up!)
     
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    starwars for the 1930S :devil:

    I bought this film blind, ie i had not seen it in the cinema and had heard mixed reviews. I liked it . not love, not hate but just liked it. To me it seemed to lack any really drama/tension/heart and just relied on special effects. Now this is not a bad thing providing that the bangs and whizzes on the screen are thick and fast and entertaining which, I found, they were.

    so a pop corn movie that will keep you entertained for and hour and a half, nothing more nothing less :thumbsup:
     

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